A downloadable game

-This game was originally announced in 2017 and released in the same year-

Castlevania : Simon's Destiny is a standalone non-profit GZDOOM based fan game born as a love letter to this legendary franchise.
This game aims to reinvent the very first NES title of the franchise with a nostalgic yet brand new first person gameplay.
All the levels from the classic NES era game have been reimagined like never before, experience the tale of Simon's fight against Dracula and his army of the night!

This game is completely standalone, only GZDOOM is required to play!


This is a free non-profit fangame based on Konami's Castlevania franchise.                                 All trademarked characters belong to their respective owners.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Tagscastlevania, Doom, Fangame, Singleplayer

Install instructions


Castlevania: Simon's Destiny V.1.4 71 MB


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Hello! I have two questions! 

First-How do I change sub-weapons? I tried looking the keybindings in the Options but it wont happen. Im pressing every key of my whole keyboard and there is no luck.

Second-How can I activate the CV_Nestalgic.pk3 music pack? I copied the file to root folder of the game and still, no NES music.

Thank you!

I got it working on Retroid Pocket 3 and it's great but objects and enemies are disappearing and reappearing, dying from invisible enemies. Any help?

I'm using Delta Touch and had the rendering backend at GLES 1.1. Changed it to GLES 2.0 and it fixed my problem 🙌

it is available on MAC?

is there controller support ? or no?

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If you're here from PC Gamer answer the following: What is a man?

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A miserable pile of secrets

But enough talk, have at you!

really cool man, appreciate it!

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Im trying to download this game but Im having some trouble with it, even though I have been following all of the directions. Any tips???? (EDIT) Nvm I got it :D

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Loving this game so far, but does anyone have a strategy for Death? I'm hard-stuck on him, and it's impossible to find tips online... and I'm not really getting anything out of the videos besides "just be luckier," lol. Feels like an RNG fest without any actual strategy to it, either you get lucky to win the war of attrition or you don't. :\ Anything I'm missing would be appreciated, because after hours of trying, I can't find a single way to actually avoid any of the attacks beyond "strafe everywhere and just hope you don't get hit too much."

EDIT: Lmao MFW I beat it 10 minutes after posting this. Would still appreciate any tips though so next time I can beat him with something besides luck.

Double Edit: Beat the game just now and had a fantastic time, Death aside. Would gladly play it again, keeping my eye on this developer for future projects. Thank you for making it!


i just got there with holy water which is by far the worst possible subweapon to have

i bet holy cross shreds

Oh my god, F in the chat, m8. I tried three different subweapons and the holy cross is the only thing that even remotely worked, and it still took me a couple hours. First I tried stopwatch and that had no effect, and then I tried knife and that was entirely useless, lol.

Hey. I just downloaded everything, followed the instructions. I just started a game and died to the skeleton but the game is just kinda stuck at the death screen and I don't really know what to do about this. Screenshot attached.

Please press space to load the latest save or press esc and load a game manually, there's also quick save and quick load keys you can bind in the options

This is really cool! Thanks!!

Found this gem thanks to "Dr4gonBlitz" video. This game mod is awesome, that's one of the coolest "fangame" I ever played actually. 
Definitly gonna follow your content.
Hope you had fun creating it as much as I know have playing it, because, as a Fast fps AND Castlevania fan, this is true gold !
Well done ! 

it's so good, my laptop's literally having lots of lagging issues, i have a question though, what engine did you use to make this game? Just curious.

Does anyone think it's possible to run this awesome mod on a JZ4770 handheld machine running on opendingux?

One of my favorite DOOM mods.


This game is awesome, I didn't know it existed and I have to say I LOVE this game. I will need to keep trying to get better at this game however. 


This is amazing! So many subtle details are spot on. Great job.


Castlevania and Doom combined... Now THIS is what I wanna see in a WAD! This is freaking awesome!!!!


Great Mod!

As a fan of both Castlevania and Doom, this is incredible! I never would have thought these two games would go so well together. Thank you for this. I am absolutely going to check out the other stuff you have on here.

Again, thank you for putting this together. Made my day when I downloaded this

I´m really enjoying this game!  I just want to ask something, I don´t dislike the music, but I thought that it would be nice to change things a bit from time to time, I wanted to put the original game´s music into the levels and replace the ones of the mods, is that possible? Has anyone done this before? Thanks!!


It was very amazing! I recommend everyone to spend 2-3 hours to immerse themselves in the entourage of Count Dracula's castle! Doom and Castlevania fans - a double surprise!

Kudos - this is amazing.


This is by far one of the best Doom TC I've ever seen.

Excellent and tons of fun. You capture the essence of the Castlevania NES Game.

Will be writing a post about this on the website as one of the top Doom mods of all time.



Such a beautiful game, I honestly can't wait to play more of this! Doing a full series on this as soon as Halloween is over! Love everything about this game, definitely gonna try out the 3rilogy expansion as well!
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Thank you very much! Please do keep in mind though that I have nothing to do with 3rilogy, and while I appreciate people making addons for my works, they don't represent the original game whatsoever and your experience might differ with those.

Ahh, good to know! Thanks!

What a blast! I love this mod so far. The weapons all feel fantastic. I love that you've incorporated the verticality of the Castlevania games into this!

Os gráficos do seu jogo estão lindos. Mas é ridículo não ter itens para curar a saúde. Como eu faço para me curar no jogo ???

Tem sim, é que no Castlevânia você usa coração como energia pros itens secundários e você tem que achar paredes secretas que vão te dar um item de cura.

is there a way to do coop with this hack?

Can you make an extra easy mode cause I'm just terrible at this but love it


What is that humming song played between levels?


Konami Kukeiha Club - Simon's Theme

I love this but am dying quite a bit due to seemingly no healing items? I'm not a big Castlevania fan, so I guess I'm missing something to do with the 100 hearts I've collected?


In Castlevania, hearts are ammo for the subweapons, to heal yourself, whip suspicious looking cracked brick walls to find health items.

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I see a lot of people posting their vids in the comments so I thought what the hell, why not.

Also I loved this mod so much. So much fun to play


Pretty cool, I also downloading your GZP.T., I liked you polished game. Pretty good and thanks to borrow some happiness to us. Greetings from Brazil.

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This is amazing! Really polished and plays well and true to Castlevania. I haven't gotten too far yet, but I'm going to play this on Coop. I'm working on some code changes tweak the balance a bit for multiplayer, giving more item drops based on # of players / etc.


Absolutely love this! I made a quick video on the first level

I love the existence of this mod with all my heart. 

Played it with no issues yesterday but today gzdoom is using 95% of my CPU to run? Has anyone encountered this issue before with this wad?

I deleted the gzdoom, reinstalled it, put simons destiny back into the folder and its fine now. Bizarre.

Ran regular doom fine. Not sure what in the settings caused simons destiny to suck up all my cpu today.

You can also use the affinity settings in task manager to force the game to use less of your CPU. if you run into this issue again or even on other applications.   If you don't know how, open the task manager, find the game, right click and choose "go to details", on that screen you right click on the process and click "set affinity", and it will give you a checklist with all your processor threads listed...try unchecking one or two of the boxes (usually two threads per processor core).  You will have to do this each time you run the game...if you uncheck too many, you may experience lag.

Ok, thanks!

Hello. I am trying to get this to work on a retro built. What is the oldest version of gzdoom that this will run on? And are there any alternatives to gzdoom? all that said would you consider making this work on something that can run on winxp or older? @batandy

I have try to play it with freedom (a gzdoom fork for android...) but it have some mod file called pk3 and not ipk3... Pk3 its wad file? How to play it with freedo.m?

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use gzdoom and load it as an iwad. ZDL may help you with that.

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